Dean Krippaehne is a veteran songwriter and film and TV music producer whose many credits include: Oprah, Duck Dynasty, Smash, One Life to Live, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, Dr. Oz, The Today Show, Say Yes to the Dress, Friends with Benefits, CBS This Morning, Chris Rock’s “Good Hair,” Biography A&E, The Hills, Switched at Birth, House of lies, Lucky Dog, Best Ink, Bad Girls Club, etc... to name a few. As a songwriter he has earned gold and platinum records as well as a Billboard Top Ten. Recently, his two books about crafting music for media have both reached #1 on Amazon's Recording and Sound charts. Dean continues to write and produce music daily and currently has more than 40 smooth jazz songs in rotation on Mood Media's environmental channel.
Dean was first bitten by the studio production bug while working for jingle houses and ad agencies in the early eighties. He soon co-founded the jingle company Spektrum Productions and in 1987 opened up Seattle's Tri-West Recording Studios.
It was through Dean's work with multiple music libraries, publishers and music supervisors that he recognized a need for high-bar vocal and instrumental music in many of the retro-genres for film and TV - a revelation that would soon lead to the creation of Retro Media Collective in 2011. Recently, the instrumental library All Screen Music has been brought into the fold and together these two new entities have been building steam and gaining momentum, showing every sign of becoming the standard bearers for major label quality production music.
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Louis Torres is a hit songwriter, producer and front man for the power-pop band Quickie (The only band in the world to have played 44 shows in one day - no, really!). Formerly signed to both MCA Records and Music Blitz Records, Louis brings an incredible amount of "The Biz" experience to the table along with being a guru of all things that Rock. He is also an incredible business person and true marketing innovator - we are lucky to have him on board.
Lou's credits include the Top Twenty Hit "Medicated (Just to get by)," the smash YouTube hit "Bikini Barista" and numerous film and television placements including Vampire Diaries (CW), Parenthood (NBC), Viva La Bam (MTV), The Secret Circle (CW), ESPN, Fox Sports, "Our Lips are Sealed (Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen)," "Repli-Kate (Eugene Levy, Ali Landry)" and the extreme sports classic cult film "Shafted."
Scott Krippayne is multi-hit, Emmy nominated songwriter, producer and recording artist (Word Records, SpringHill, BMG Publishing) with over 150 cuts recorded by major artists including Demi Lavato, Joe Jonas, Jordan Sparks, Point of Grace, John Tesh, Jaci Velasquez and fifteen #1 hits on CCM radio. A Dove Award winner, Scott recently earned BMI's "Song of the Year" for his song "What Faith can do" recorded by the band Kutless. He also won American Idol's 2007 Songwriting Contest and scored a Top 20 hit with his song "This is my now" recorded by AI winner Jordan Sparks.
A few of Scott's TV and Film placements include: Paw Patrol - Theme Song (Nickelodeon), American Idol (FOX), Biggest Loser (NBC), Blaze and the Monster Machines - Theme Song/outro (Nickelodeon), Extreme Home Makeover (ABC), The Today Show (NBC), The Hills (MTV), Greek (ABC Family), Guiding Light (CBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Tinkerbell & the Lost Treasure (Disney) and Bayou Boogie. Scott Krippayne brings nearly two decades of music business expertise and insight to our team. His contributions are invaluable.